It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau Quotes
When you change your perception, you change your reality.
We know that in order to manifest greatness in our lives we must have a clear vision and we must practise holding that vision in our minds regularly. We also know that to be an active creator of our reality, we need to hold the right energy in our bodies when we do so.
That is, we cannot actively manifest positivity and abundance into our lives with a negative mindset or emotional state.
But sometimes being able to create this positive mindset can be challenging, especially of we are going through a difficult time in our lives. When these times arise, it is important to spend time doing things that you love; meditating, moving your body, eating healthy foods, so that you can gain access to your natural state of joy.
Once we choose to see challenges as opportunities we shift our perception and we become calm, open and receptive, and therefore powerful creators of our reality.
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. – Henry David Thoreau Quotes
Our perception creates our reality. How you view the world is what your experience of the world will reflect back to you. You can choose at any moment to be happy, or miserable, and your life will generate more of the same. Like attracts like; as you choose your state, you choose to expand it. This is why choosing positive and loving thoughts is so vitally important.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau Quotes
As with anything in life, changing or adjusting our perceptions requires practice. When you start at the gym, you know that it is a long-term process; there are no overnight successes. You must commit to turning up every day, focus on your technique and provide your body with good nutrition. The same applies with changing your perception. When you start to choose more constructive thoughts that feed a positive outlook, it may feel difficult or even uncomfortable in the beginning, but eventually, you will notice the changes.
Things do not change; we change. – Henry David Thoreau Quotes
The greatest quest any person can embark on is the journey inward. When you choose to look at how your internal world reflects upon your external environment, you have the power to create massive changes in your life. It takes practice and fortitude, which is why many people fail (or fail to even start), but this bravest of choices has the power to impact your life and reward you like no other.
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